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10 Oct 2019 16:30 GMT

Pitman ( Lt. -Col Charles Robert Senhouse)


Published: James Nisbet & Co., London, 1944

Edition: First Edition

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First edition 2nd impression: 279 pages, frontispiece, 22 sepia toned plates, folding map at the back, green cloth titled in silver on the spine, a very good copy in a worn dust jacket.

Charles Robert Senhouse Pitman, DSO, MC (19 March 1890 - 18 September 1975) was a noted herpetologist, conservationist and friend of Joy Adamson. Correspondence was one of the primary ways in which Pitman conducted his zoological, herpetological, and ornithological research, as he relied almost solely on his own observations or the first-hand observations of others for data. Pitman was not limited to one area of research, however, and planned to publish, and at the time of his death had completed the typescript of, a book on elephants. This was to have been illustrated with his own photographs, as were his other autobiographical books, A Game Warden Among His Charges (1931) and A Game Warden Takes Stock (1942). As well as books, Pitman published a plethora of articles, in scientific and popular journals, magazines and newspapers. Pitman's work became known to the public through radio interviews and newspaper articles concerning East Africa and the need for game conservation.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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